Alabama got better, new coaches got humbled, and Dan Mullen got down. We're one-third of the way through the season, so let's review what's happened.
Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland.
Behold, the "bare cupboard" rankings. When new coaches struggle, you often hear how bad the situation they inherited was. Here's who can make that excuse.
Wake Forest has fired defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel, coach Dave Clawson announced Sunday, the day after the Demon Deacons' 56-27 loss to Notre Dame.
After being out the first four games of the season, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he expects running back Dexter Williams to play this week against Stanford.
Can Ohio State not just make the playoff but reach the CFP title game? One of our bowl experts thinks so with Urban Meyer back on the sideline.
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||FloridaFLA(60)||13-1||1524||1||vs #5 Oklahoma W 24-14||—|
|2||USCUSC||12-1||1393||2||vs #8 Penn State W 38-24||—|
|3||TexasTEX||12-1||1389||—||vs #11 Ohio State W 24-21||—|
|4||UtahUTAH(1)||13-0||1375||3||vs #6 Alabama W 31-17||—|
|5||OklahomaOKLA||12-2||1333||4||vs #1 Florida L 24-14||—|
|6||AlabamaALA||12-2||1157||2||vs #4 Utah L 31-17||—|
|7||TCUTCU||11-2||1114||4||vs #13 Boise State W 17-16||—|
|8||Penn StatePSU||11-2||1091||2||vs #2 USC L 38-24||—|
|9||OregonORE||10-3||1011||4||vs #18 Oklahoma State W 42-31||—|
|10||GeorgiaUGA||10-3||904||7||vs #24 Michigan State W 24-12||—|
|11||Ohio StateOSU||10-3||874||1||vs #3 Texas L 24-21||—|
|12||Texas TechTTU||11-2||867||4||vs #15 Ole Miss L 47-34||—|
|13||Boise StateBSU||12-1||809||4||vs #7 TCU L 17-16||—|
|14||Virginia TechVT||10-4||740||5||vs #17 Cincinnati W 20-7||—|
|15||Ole MissMISS||9-4||620||9||vs #12 Texas Tech W 47-34||—|
|16||MissouriMIZ||10-4||549||7||vs Northwestern W 30-23||—|
|17||CincinnatiCIN||11-3||493||5||vs #14 Virginia Tech L 20-7||—|
|18||Oklahoma StateOKST||9-4||480||4||vs #9 Oregon L 42-31||—|
|19||Oregon StateORST||9-4||407||6||vs Pittsburgh W 3-0||—|
|20||IowaIOWA||9-4||250||NR||vs South Carolina W 31-10||—|
|21||BYUBYU||10-3||248||5||vs Arizona L 31-21||—|
|22||Georgia TechGT||9-4||219||7||vs LSU L 38-3||—|
|23||Florida StateFSU||9-4||217||NR||vs Wisconsin W 42-13||—|
|24||Michigan StateMSU||9-4||179||6||vs #10 Georgia L 24-12||—|
|25||CaliforniaCAL||9-4||116||NR||vs Miami W 24-17||—|
Dropped from rankings: Northwestern 20, Pittsburgh 21, Ball State 22
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 101, Tulsa 68, LSU 65, Northwestern 63, Nebraska 62, Pittsburgh 38, Arizona 21, Rice 14, Ball State 14, Boston College 6, Rutgers 5, Kentucky 3, Kansas 3, Connecticut 2, Houston 1